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Tag Archives: Angela Constance

Thousands expected at Pride Glasgow

Pride Glasgow

Thousands of LGBTI people, friends and allies will attend Pride Glasgow, Scotland’s largest parade and celebration. Pride Glasgow’s this year’s theme is inclusive education asking the government to commit to teaching diversity and tackling homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in Scottish schools. This year’s Pride Glasgow is expected to be the biggest ever with potentially over ten thousand people braving the ...

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Scotland backs LGBTI organisations and groups

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The Scottish Government has committed nearly £5 million towards services that support LGBTI organisations since 2011, it has been revealed. The figures have been released as Edinburgh’s annual Pride attracted thousands of participants marching in support of equal rights and against discrimination. The level of funding was announced by the Cabinet Secretary for Communities, Social Security and Equalities, Angela Constance, ...

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World Aids Day Scotland: Time to act, not just talk

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Today is World AIDS Day, a time of reflection about the impact of HIV infection and the related pandemic has had and still continues exert. This should propel us, and above all our legislators, to act, not just talk. Despite remarkable advancements, such as better mortality rate than other viruses, such as Hepatitis C, providing anti-retroviral medication, HIV is treated ...

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Three openly gay ministers in the New Scottish Government

New Scottish Cabinet

The new reshuffled Scottish government has three openly gay ministers, and overwhelming number of LGBTI equality supporters, both in Cabinet and ministerial posts. The new reshuffled Cabinet is made up, for the most part, of strong allies of LGBTI Equality and is also, for the first time in Holyrood’s history, a 50-50 gender split. Opinions within Scotland’s LGBTI community were ...

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LGBTI SNP members write to leadership candidates

The SNP’s LGBTI membership wing, Out for Independence, have written to the three candidates for deputy leader of the party and Nicola Sturgeon, the sole candidate to succeed Alex Salmond as leader and First Minister of Scotland, seeking their views on a range of issues important to LGBTI people in Scotland. The letters, sent to all candidates, Angela Constance MSP, Keith ...

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